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The guided missile cruiser USS Anzio (CG 68) leads a formation of ships in the Baltic Sea after departing the Polish port of Gdynia on June 5, 2001, during Exercise Baltic Operations 2001.  Baltic Operations 2001 is intended to improve interoperability with Baltic Sea Nations and Partnership for Peace countries by conducting a peace support operation at sea.  This includes exercises in gunnery, replenishment-at-sea, undersea warfare, radar tracking, mine countermeasures, seamanship, search and rescue, and maritime interdiction operations.  The United States and 13 other nations are participating in this year's exercise.  DoD photo by Petty Officer 2nd Class Shane McCoy, U.S. Navy.  (RELEASED)

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Photo description

Photo Date
June 5, 2001
Petty Officer 2nd Class Shane McCoy
Caption Writer
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Copyright Status
Public domain / free use
Service Branch
US Navy
Primary Equipment
CG 68
Other Visible Equipment
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Plane Number
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Tail Code
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